Born: 20 September 2000, Brighton
Debut: v Eastbourne Town, Sussex Senior Cup 2R home, 31 October 2017
Previous clubs: Whitehawk U18
A stand-out performer in the Hawks youth team, centre midfielder Rob Deda was signed as part of the first-team squad in October 2017. He became the second Hawks player born in this millennium to appear for the first team, when he came on in the second half in the Sussex Senior Cup against Eastbourne Town in October 2017.
Having missed the first half of the current season with injury, Rob made his first league appearance in the home game with Worthing in January 2019.
While at Hove Park School, Rob was selected for Sussex U16 in 2016, for the County U18’s in 2017 and 2018 and the full England Schools squad in 2018.
He also holds Albanian nationality.